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Here's What You Will Find Coming Up:
Make-A-Wish Walk For Wishes
Saturday, August 4
Minnehaha Regional Park, Minneapolis, MN
Make-A-Wish Minnesota’s Walk For Wishes® events are community-wide celebrations to grant the wishes of local children. Families, friends, corporations, clubs and schools are invited to walk and run together to raise funds for children in Minnesota who are facing critical illnesses.
RBC Race for the Kids
Saturday, August 4
St. Paul, MN
The RBC Race for the Kids has an event for everyone! Whether you are running in shoes or gliding on skates. Sign up for an event that suits your interests or goals or maybe even try something new this year. There’s a half marathon Run or Skate, half marathon relay, 10 mile run, 5 mile run, 5K run and a kids run. Enjoy the St. Paul skyline and scenic riverfront.
SuperHero 5K
Saturday, August 4
Lake Normandale Bandshell, Minneapolis, MN
Human trafficking touches your life. Help stop this injustice by running in the 3rd annual Superhero 5K. This chip-timed race is Saturday, August 4 at Lake Normandale. You can make a difference in the fight against human trafficking. Join other runners to raise awareness and dollars in the fight to preserve the worth and dignity of humans. 
Use promo code  MIDSUMMER  for $10 off. Code good until July 31! Register today  to become a SuperHero!
Essentia Health Go Far Woman Run
Friday - Saturday, August 10- 11
Scheels Arena, Fargo, ND
Go Far Woman is a Women’s Only race in Fargo/West Fargo, ND. It has great events – including an Expo, Diaper Dash, Toddler Trot, Youth Run & Champion 5K on Friday, August 10th, along with the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Relay on Saturday, August 11th. 
Paavo Nurmi Marathon
Saturday, August 11
Hurley, WI
In August of 1969, Dr. Thomas Rosandich who ran an intensive training camp in the north wood of Iron County Wisconsin, gathered 70 of his athletes and charted a course that took them 26 miles, 385 yards north of Hurley. The beginning of the Paavo has brought us to 50 years later and the being the "Longest Running Marathon in Wisconsin"
811 Run
Saturday, August 11
Location
The purpose of the MN 811 Walk/Run is to promote safe digging and awareness for 811. It provides stakeholders with the opportunity to work shoulder to shoulder with firefighters to educate the public on safe digging. All proceeds from the run are donated to Twin Cities Firefighters Operation Warm, a great non-profit organization that provides warm winter coats for children in Minnesota.
Celebrate Isanti
Saturday, August 11
Cambridge Park & Ride, Cambridge, MN
Celebrate Isanti is a full day of free events throughout the City to celebrate the residents, businesses, and organizations that make Isanti a great Community for Generations! A Family Bike Ride and 5K Run Walk will follow the Cambridge-Isanti Bike/Walk Trail.
Miles for Melanoma Twin Cities 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, August 11
Lake Phalen, St. Paul, MN
Miles for Melanoma is a nationwide 5K Run/Walk events bringing the melanoma community together to raise awareness and funds to support melanoma research, education and advocacy. Join us Saturday August 11th at Lake Phalen for an event full of energy, enthusiasm and encouragement from other patients, survivors, families, friends, caregivers and medical professionals all impacting many lives and many futures.
Raksha Vigil & 5K for Distraction Free Driving
Saturday, August 11
Purgatory Creek Park, Eden Prairie, MN
Since the inception of the Raksha Walk in 2009, all Minnesota Governors proclaimed the day of our Minnesota walk as Distraction-Free Driving Awareness Day in the state of Minnesota.
Reebok Ragnar Great River
August 17-18
Winona to Minneapolis, MN
Reebok Ragnar Great River is the epitome of what Ragnar is all about: a community of runners, local flavor, wide-open roads where your support van never leaves your side, Wisconsin country-side, Minnesota city-life, and one of the most epic non-stop “road trips” you’ll ever experience!
This overnight, running relay, adventure is happening on Aug. 17-18.
Rock the Pavement 5K/10K & Kids Run
Saturday, August 18
Minneapolis, MN
Come join the fun at Rock The Pavement 5K/10K/Kids Run around Bde Maka Ska (Lake Calhoun) On Saturday morning, August 18th. Run or walk a chip-timed race where 100% of your race registration fee supports research for Muscular Dystrophy at the U of MN.   DON'T MISS - Live Music, Mascots, Nike gift cards for race winners, and BOGO Beer Coupons to local breweries!  PLUS all runners/walkers receive a tri-blend t-shirt!  
Vining Run for the Melon 10K & 5K
Saturday, August 18
Vining, MN
Join us for Vining Run for the Melon 10K & 5K!
Held in beautiful Vining, MN, it's a great way to kick off the Watermelon Day Festival! 
Don't forget, free watermelon for all participants!
Run Like Rel Start With A Dream 5K/Kids Run
Saturday, August 18
Father Hennepin Park, Minneapolis, MN
Run Like Rel grants youth access to community driven resources to close the Twin Cities high school achievement gap. All event proceeds benefit RLR's youth programs and founding scholarship fund efforts. Join us Saturday, August 18.
Officer Shawn Silvera Rotary Run
Saturday, August 18
Lino Lake YMCA, Lino Lakes, MN
Join us for the 13th anniversary of the Officer Shawn Silvera Rotary Run as part of the 2018 Blue Heron Days. This event includes a certified, chip-timed 5K run with a Public Safety Challenge competition. We are also pleased to continue the tradition of the “Daisy Dash” Family 2K. Please join us to help honor Shawn’s memory, celebrate his legacy, and pay tribute to our community.
Event proceeds benefit the MN Law Enforcement Explorers Scholarship Fund, MN Concerns of Police Survivors and Centennial High School STRIVE Scholarship.
Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush 5K
Sunday, August 19
Oronoco, MN
Join us in the first ever Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days 5k! Gold Rush is a beloved antique show and market in our area that brings people from all over the country to our small river town to hunt for treasures. For our inaugural race we are happy to announce your registration includes a beautiful run along the Zumbro River and a t-shirt. 
Moms on the Run 5K/10K/Kids Run
Saturday, August 25
Lake Elmo Park Reserve, Lake Elmo, MN
Moms on the Run invites women of all ages and fitness levels to join us in celebrating our 2018 training season at our summer finale 5K/10K. Kids run too! Choose from two distances and bring the family along for our family fun fest: bounce house, face painting, crazy hair and sign-making for mom.
Leading Ladies' Marathon, Half &5K
Sunday, August 19
Spearfish, SD
An all-woman marathon! A gentle down-hill journey through Spearfish Canyon from Lead to Spearfish. Savor the relaxed pace of a Dakota day, and the inimitable western hospitality of the mystical Black Hills.
More Events
Warrior 196 Memorial 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, September 29
Apple Valley High School, Apple Valley, MN
The money raised from the 5K goes toward scholarships for students in all four high schools.
Grand Forks Wild Hog Marathon Weekend
September 27-29
Grand Forks, ND
Wild Hog Weekend includes a marathon, half-marathon, 6.2 mile, 3.1 mile race and other events. The marathon's flat, fast, and full of beautiful river and urban scenery is a USATF-certified course. Boston Marathon qualifier. Swag: Quarter-Zip Fleece!
Reebok Ragnar Michigan
September 28-29
Muskegon to Traverse City, MI
Reebok Ragnar Relay Michigan, happening on Sept. 28-29, 2018, is a magical combination of fall colors, sugar sand beaches, massive dunes and wild Ragnarians.
This 200-ish mile overnight adventure kicks off in the charming town Muskegon. From there, teams run two days and one star-filled night, past historic ships and lighthouses, apple orchards, cherry blossoms and rolling hills painted in vibrant autumn hues.
Chocoholic Frolic Sioux Falls
October 6
Sioux Falls, SD

Chocoholic Frolic Appleton
October 21
Appleton, WI

Chocoholic Frolic St. Paul
November 3
Harriet Island, St. Paul, MN

Chocoholic Frolic Dallas
December 2
Dallas, TX
Love chocolate? This run is for you!

The 5k and 10k are chip timed and you will be rewarded with chocolate at the finish line. Enjoy two chocolate stops and chocolate at the finish line.

Each participant will receive a technical quarter zip jacket, a commemorative medal and a Chocoholic Frolic Finisher Bar. 

Kids can join in too! Each child receives a race shirt, medal and a finishers bar.




ALZ Stars: Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon
October 7
St. Paul, MN
Challenge yourself to change the course of Alzheimer's disease by signing up to be an ALZ Star! Go the distance in the fight against this devastating disease by training for and completing the Medtronic TC 10 mile while raising valuable funds to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. ALZ Stars has several entries available for those meeting the fundraising minimum. For more information, contact  mstuder@alz.org  or go to 
WhistleStop Marathon & Half Marathon
October 12-13
Ashland, WI
Join us as we run a beautiful marathon and half-marathon course that begins in Iron River, Wisconsin and finishes in Ashland, Wisconsin on Lake Superior’s south shore. Our course is relatively flat, easy on the knees, and the one on which you can set your PR or if you are running the marathon…qualify for Boston!!
Our fall marathon & half-marathon offers you spectacular fall colors, friendly aid stations and the best in pre-and post-race music. It’s easy to see why the WhistleStop is the Upper Midwest’s fall classic. This promises to be a great experience for you.
In Our Community:
Fundraising Opportunities for Volunteer Groups
Our events are always looking for groups of volunteers. If you have a group needing a volunteer opportunity as a fundraiser, we would love to know about you so we can contact you when the need arises. Please email Mary Anderson at mary@andersonraces.com with your group's name and contact information.
Victory Labor Day Races
MDRA Grand Prix Race #10
USATFMN 10K ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP 
USATFMN TEAM CIRCUT RACE

Webber Park, Minneapolis
September 3, 2018

Featuring Minnesota's fastest 10K, the Steve Williams 5K and the best kid's race in Minneapolis. And for a real challenge, register for the Doubleheader! Shirts to all 10K, 5K & Kids Fun Run participants. Free post race picnic with hot dogs, chips and lemonade provided by  Webber-Camden Neighborhood Organization  and Camden Lyons neighborhoods.
FiT BOX

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Our unique mobile platform allows us to bring the gym to our customers, whenever and wherever they choose! We’re partnering with local businesses, parks and recreation, and festivals to bring Minnesota residents fun outdoor group fitness programs all summer. Follow us on Facebook, Fit Box Mobile, to see all of our upcoming events for 2018! www.fitboxmobile.com - 612.248.9359 - shane@fitboxmobile.com - @fitboxmobile
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